I guide people in the self-care practices that are foundational to good health, self-healing and spiritual transformation.
For 30+ years I have practiced and trained in many styles of hatha yoga, authentic movement, Buddhist meditation, western psychology, ayurveda and the Diamond Approach. I love to integrate these teachings into a meaningful practice that supports practitioners in deepening their connection to the source of yoga and self-healing within themselves.
I offer yoga classes and private instruction, yoga and meditation retreats as well as 1/2 day and full day teachings, ayurvedic consultations, marma therapy and a 10 week group course in ayurvedic self-healing.
I am grateful to the many wonderful teachers with whom I have studied and trained for imparting the spirit and practice of yoga, meditation, ayurveda and self-inquiry to me: My meditation teacher, Reggie Ray; my many wonderful yoga teachers, especially Angela Farmer and Victor van Kooten; my Diamond Approach teachers, and my ayurvedic teachers, Dr. Claudia Welch, who has transformed the way I work with women, and most especially, Dr. Vasant Lad, a true vaidya (ayurvedic healer), who has shown me again and again that Love is the real healer.
Speaking of love, I have traveled all over the South Pacific and Southeast Asia and spent many months a year on the island of Bali through the 90′s where I developed a very deep connection with the people of Sayan Village near Ubud. I am mother to a now grown son, who is also a trained yoga teacher, currently pursuing his dreams on the island of Bali.
MY FORMAL TRAINING:
BA with honors in English Literature and Writing from the University of Washington, 1982.
CAP: Certified Ayurvedic Practioner, graduate of the 2 year Ayurveda Practitioner program at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico and their Guru Kula program in Pune, India.
E-RYT, 500 with Yoga Alliance: grandfathered into the yoga alliance as an experienced registered yoga teacher after completing apprenticeships and yoga teacher trainings with Bob Smith, Angela Farmer and Victor van Kooten, Ana Forest and the Anusara School.
Authentic Movement Studies: graduate of the two year training foundational studies in Authentic Movement at the Authentic Movement Institute in Berkeley, CA and three more years with my training group continuing to explore that discipline.
Somatic Meditation: ongoing studies with Reggie Ray in Seattle, through his online programs and audio recordings and on retreat with him in Crestone, CO.
Ridhwan School: Ten years and counting in the Diamond Approach, a school of psycho-spiritual development, continuing studies in self-inquiry, and what it means to be a human being.